When it comes to Sanibel Island restaurants to enjoy on your vacation, there’s a little something for every palate. Whether you’re looking for fresh local seafood, grab-and-go options for a busy day of sightseeing, or something romantic and upscale to enjoy with your sweetheart, there are all kinds of options.
Many of these options are even within walking distance of other area activities, so you can get there in a flash!
However, if you’re looking for a dining experience that’s truly one-of-a-kind, The Bubble Room is one restaurant you definitely won’t want to miss out on. This eatery has quickly become one of the most popular restaurants in the area and is a favorite of many guests in our Sanibel vacation rentals! Not only do they have a delicious menu and extremely friendly staff, but they also have an atmosphere that simply speaks for itself. Here’s everything you need to know before you go.
What to Expect Dining at The Bubble Room
Dining at The Bubble Room is truly unlike any other dining experience you’ve ever had. The team here has worked hard to create a unique atmosphere that every guest is sure to enjoy. First, you’re sure to notice all the pictures of famous Hollywood stars from decades past, giving you a bit of history with your meal. You’ll also see all kinds of fascinating toys throughout the restaurant, perfect for adults and kids alike to enjoy!
But the fun doesn’t stop there! If there’s someone in your group that’s particularly passionate about Christmas, they’ll love dining here at The Bubble Room. There are all kinds of beautiful Christmas decorations throughout the restaurant, too! The abundance of things to see will keep you endlessly entertained. Oh, and did we mention that your table will be a shadow box that shows unique dolls and toys under the glass?
The Bubble Room’s History
Of all the places to eat in Sanibel, The Bubble Room is one of the most popular and one of the longest-standing, as it’s been in its current location since 1979. In the beginning, the Farqhuarson family created The Bubble Room similarly to any other restaurant, holding just a few tables in the front room. Over time, the family collected vintage toys from the 1930s and 1940s, building their restaurant into the multi-theme establishment it is today.
In the restaurant’s early days, patrons would enjoy listening to old favorite tunes on the family’s private tapes. Guests nowadays have a much more extensive collection to enjoy, but the music that comes from throughout the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s will transport you right back in time as you dine!
As you stroll along Sanibel and Captiva Islands, you’ll probably notice all the unique and cheerful pastel colors that grace the buildings. That all started right here at The Bubble Room! This establishment was one of the very first businesses on the island to use these breathtaking colors, and now, they’re a key part of what makes these destinations so beautiful.
The Bubble Room Menu
Besides the incredible atmosphere, what else can you enjoy at The Bubble Room? Some delicious food, of course! Guests in our Sanibel Island rentals love coming and delving into the mouthwatering lunch, dinner, and dessert selections on the menu. As they say, “You will never leave The Bubble Room hungry!”
You’ll probably want to start with a cool and refreshing drink to keep you chill on a hot day. You can go with something light like a soda or water, but The Bubble Room also has quite a few alcoholic selections for the adults in your group. In addition to their wide selection of wines, they also have tons of unique and delicious cocktails to try. Get a hot and spicy Bubble Mary, try a refreshing tropical drink like Put the Lime in the Coconut, or stick with the theme of the restaurant with the Golden Age of Hollywood.
The extensive food menu at The Bubble Room is sure to offer a little something for every palate. If you’re craving some delicious seafood, go for selections like the Mahi Brando, Three Musketeers (with incredible scallops and shrimp), or the Grouper Cooper. Want a land option? You can choose from options like the Duck Ellington, Marilyn Mignon, or Charlie Chaplin Chops. If you want something a bit lighter, you can go for a veggie-filled pasta option like the Pastablanca or a delicious Million Dollar Mermaid Salad. All of these entrees include their homemade Bubble Bread and a Sticky Bun!
Of course, you’ll want to finish off on a sweet note! If you like cake, you’re definitely in the right place. The Bubble Room has all kinds of phenomenal cake varieties such as red velvet, orange Crush, White Christmas, New York cheesecake, Very Moist Chocolate Cake, Tropical Breeze, and Jamaican Rum. You can also get other sweet treats like the French Chocolate Torte, the Key Lime Pie, and the Buttercrunch Ice Cream Pie. There’s sure to be something to satisfy every member of your group!
Plan Your Visit
Once you get here, you’ll step into your rental and enjoy an array of luxurious features, including a fully equipped kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, plenty of indoor and outdoor entertaining space, high-speed wireless internet access, multiple flat-screen TVs, and more. Plus, you’ll never be more than a few minutes away from all the best things to see and do in Sanibel! So, are the Florida shores calling your name yet? Answer the call by contacting Gopher today and booking your stay!
Directions to The Bubble Room
Okay, we’ve talked a lot about the magnificence that is The Bubble Room. But to experience it all for yourself, you’ve got to know how to get there in the first place! You’ll find The Bubble Room located at 15001 Captiva Drive on Captiva Island. They’re open for diners every day of the week from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch and again from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. for dinner.
To get to The Bubble Room, you’ll first want to make your way to Captiva Island. If you’re starting on Sanibel Island, head northwest on Sanibel Captiva Road toward Wildlife Drive and take this road for 5.3 miles. Continue onto Blind Pass Bridge, which will then continue onto Captiva Drive. After just 2.9 miles, The Bubble Room will appear on your right!
Where to Stay
When you’re considering all the amazing restaurants in Sanibel Island to take your family, The Bubble Room is one you definitely won’t want to miss out on. Luckily, The Bubble Room is just a short distance away from our Sanibel Island vacation rentals!
Gopher is proud to be a trusted source for Sanibel Island rentals big and small, ideal for any group, no matter the occasion. Our team is here to help you pick out the perfect rental for your family in beautiful Sanibel, Florida. Once you’ve selected and booked your rental, leave the rest to us! We’ll make sure your rental is fully stocked and is cleaned from top to bottom before you arrive.